Erich Franz Kuhl


Erich Franz Kuhl, 74, of Gloversville, died peacefully
on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at Fulton Center,
He was born August 27, 1947 in Elmshorn, Germany,
the son of the late Otto and Charlotte Rhode
Kuhl. He came to Schenectady, NY from Germany in
1956 and was naturalized on July 18, 1979. He served
in the US Marine Corps from 1968 to 1971 including
two years in the Vietnam War. While in the Marines
he was trained as a welder. He was a proud Veteran
who enjoyed fishing and his trips to Disney World.
Erich is survived by a brother, Edwin Otto Kuhl
(Lori) of Duanesburg and a sister-in-law, Diane Kuhl
of Broadalbin; a brother-in-law, Maurice Desbiens
of Rotterdam; as well as several nieces and nephews.
We are forever grateful to the caring community
that supported him and became a second family,
especially his dear friend, Heather.
In addition to his parents, Erich was predeceased
by his wife, Sandra Ryan Kuhl; a brother, Dieter-
Wolfgang Kuhl; and a sister, Vera Desbiens.
The family will receive relatives and friends from
10 to 11 a.m. on Friday, January 7th at Walrath &
Stewart Funeral Home, 51 Fremont St; Gloversville.
Military Honors will be provided at 1:00 p.m. at Gerald
BH Solomon National Cemetery, Schuylerville,
where burial will take place.
Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of
flowers to the Southern Adirondack Independent
Living Center, 71 Glenwood Ave; Queensbury, NY
Online condolences to the family may be made at

By LH Staff

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